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August 18, 2014

"The Taming of the Shrew" (1929) starring Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks

"The first ever sound adaptation of a Shakespeare play."

[via Open Culture]

August 18, 2014 at 08:01 PM | Permalink


A delight in every minute.

Through no fault of mine, I have seen 'The Taming of the Shrew' more often than any other play of Shakespeare's. This is the best interpretation I have seen. Fairbanks and Pickford's performances were marvelous.

Posted by: antares | Aug 19, 2014 7:05:45 AM

Shouldn't that be, "the first ever recorded sound..."?

I hear tell of this place called a theater where thespians perform adaptations of the Bard's works. I have attended such places. It is my experience that many of the thespians engaged in performances do make sounds - some even recite soliloquys in iambic pentameter - however, such nonsense may not have reached Podunk (or the UVA) yet.

Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | Aug 19, 2014 3:19:29 AM

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